This book will emotionally wreck you!! Do not read at work or in a crowd of people unless you’re okay with them watching you ugly cry like Farrah Abraham haaa!! Then as soon as you recover from your emotional breakdown prepare to be VERY hot & bothered!!!
This is a heart wrenching tale of love and loss with a sexy twist in the form of rockers Jordon Valentine and Brittan McKenna. If you love sexy rockstars and are a sucker for a sad story then Tempt My Heart is your kind of book. Bloggers say they haven’t cried this hard since ‘Taking Chances’ By Molly McAdams and crushed so hard on a rocker since Kellan Kyle! This standalone is a must read! Brittan McKenna and Jordon Valentine are going to rock your world.
Brittan McKenna’s life was perfect. After getting engaged to her high school sweetheart her happily ever after seemed to be all planned out. However after 9/11 her fiancé drops out of college to enlist; Brittan’s life takes a swift turn.During his tour she tried to stay strong and hold onto the hope that he’d soon return to her, but then the unthinkable happens and she gets the news every military spouse prays they never have to hear.
On the day Cane died, Brittan believed her heart had died along with him…or so she thought until her passion for music causes her to blaze a new trail testing fate and “tempting tomorrow”.
Eight years marks the anniversary of Cane’s death when Brittan sets eyes upon Jordon; a guitarist whose shrouded in mystery and a world class bad boy for her bands opening act, Tempting Tomorrow. Will he have that spark to set Brittan’s heart a light? After swearing off love will Brittan allow herself to feel again after years of trying anything to numb her pain and heartache?
Does Jordon have what it takes to win her heart and make Brittan love again?
Falling for a rock star is a dangerous game, but it’s a hopeless task when you both have hidden demons.
For Jordon love does not exist… not until he meets the lovely Brittan who has the power to tame the untameable beast inside of him.
Will Brittan open her heart to love or will she sabotage the relationship
Melanie’s 3.5 Star Review:
I was warned upfront about this book being a total tear jerker and since I am a known literary masochist, I dove right in—box of tissues beside me, husband and child tucked safely into bed, and my psyche prepped and ready for an emotional sledgehammer to destroy me.
Danielle Jamie’s Tempt My Heart definitely did that. She was not at all shy about pouring in the gut wrenching scenes like gasoline to an already high burning fire. I really was not a pretty sight to behold during the first half of this book. I loved that the author dedicated so much of this book towards Cane and Brittan; I was invested in their love for each other which really made me understand the loss that Brittan dealt with well throughout the book. I also thought it was great that the author took me back to the very beginning of their relationship; it showed a wonderful progression from “puppy love” to the ultimate “love of a lifetime” and so you can only imagine what heartache I felt for Brittan and for Cane. Though there is never a right time for death to come knocking on anyone’s door, there are those that are just a complete tragedy. Cane’s heroic death is one of those. Somehow losing someone whose whole life is still ahead of them becomes harder to accept and even more so, how unrelenting and unconditional Cane’s love was for Brittan even in death. This was blatantly clear in Tempt My Heart and was executed so heartbreakingly well.
So when the sexy, bad boy rockstar by the name of Jordon swaggers into Brittan’s life, I also came to life. The sparks between these two were there from the minute Jordon sets his eyes on Brittan. I will never look at a guitarist strumming on those guitar strings the same way again (and if you want to know what I’m blubbering about, then you really do need to read this book). The swoon factor that surrounds Jordon is legit, he says all the right things, does the right things (especially with those fingers), and really just loves Brittan exactly as she deserves.
I have to admit that I did experience somewhat of a plateau while reading this book. The primary driving force in this book was the emotional sledgehammer of Cane’s death so when that subsided, I found that the plot was being stretched out without much purpose behind it. I was left bothered by some of Brittan’s decisions so I do wish that the momentum remained constant throughout.
The warning blurb to Tempt My Heart by Danielle Jamie does not deceit; it truly will leave you a crying fool, befuddled by the emotions that she drives straight to your heart. I look forward to this author’s future works as I can tell that her full writing potential is just waiting to burst through the seams.